20 results for tag: Bruce Eckfeldt


6 Key Steps to Increase Your Team’s Accountability on its Commitments

A great strategy is worthless if your team doesn't deliver on its commitments. Here are six ways to increase accountability and progress on goals. As an executive team coach, one of my first jobs is to make sure a team has a clear and effective strategy ...
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Is Your Team Overwhelmed by Emails? Try These 12 Rules for Better Emailing

As a team coach, I'm focused on elevating the performance and results of the organizations I work with. And regardless of whether it's leadership, management, or project teams, communication is critical to their effectiveness. Unfortunately, email tends to be ...
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Good Leaders Are Powerful Systems Thinkers. Here’s How You Can Become One

Seeing your business as a system can help make you a better strategist and a more insightful leader. Here are five ways to get started. I wasn't always a businessperson. My training was in architecture. While this didn't put me directly on the path of ...
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Here’s Why Market Share May be a False Measure of Success

You might think that with a market capitalization now of over $1.1 trillion, Apple owns the vast majority of the smartphone market. Logical, but wrong. In fact, Apple had under 25 percent of the total handhelds shipped for most of 2019 and was actually the ...
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5 Most Common Problems With Daily Huddles and How to Fix Them

Daily huddles are key to high-performing teams. To keep yours focused and on-point, avoid these five pitfalls. One of the hardest parts of team performance is coordinating and aligning individual efforts. Too often everyone is working hard and trying to be ...
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Now is the Time to Figure Out How You’ll Thrive in the New Normal Post COVID-19

Good companies are finding smart ways to survive COVID-19. Great companies are planning how they are going to thrive once we're out of the woods.COVID-19 is upending every business in every industry, with many doing everything they can just to survive each ...
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3 Biases Every Leadership Team Needs to Watch Out For

Leadership teams can fall into thinking traps like any other team. Here are three common pitfalls and how to avoid them. As a strategic coach, I spend a lot of time helping leadership teams assess their current situations and find key areas that need ...
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The Best Companies Out-Think Their Competition by Becoming Learning Machines

The best organizations are learning machines. By focusing on continuously getting better, they out-think and outpace their competition. A core principle that I learned from over a decade as a Lean/Agile coach is that one of the best sources of learning is ...
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Want to Improve Your Company’s Performance? Improve the Performance of Your Teams

Talent is not the only requirement for success.Teamwork is essential. Over the last several decades, the nature of work for many people has shifted from assembly line manufacturing to collaborative knowledge work. We are no longer an economy driven by raw ...
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The Best Way to Improve Your Team’s Decision-Making

The best way to improve is to record your thinking process and review your outcomes. The main job of leadership teams is to make decisions for the company. Teams that make more efficient decisions will win. It will allow them to quickly respond to issues ...
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Strategy is More Than Just Setting Goals

While goal setting is important, it doesn't define your strategy. One of my favorite aspects of being a business coach is working with leadership teams on strategy development. Strategy defines how you will approach the market and differentiate yourself. ...
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Here are 6 Ways to Make Your Organizational Chart More Useful

Most organizational charts end up taped to break room walls and forgotten. Here's how to make yours a valuable tool for everyone in your company. Every employee manual I've seen contains an organizational chart that shows who is in charge and who reports ...
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